Baby Shark to Barracuda: Analyzing Children’s Music Listening Behavior
Published in The 15th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, 2021
Recommended citation: Spear, L., Milton, A., Allen, G., Raj, A., Green, M., Ekstrand, M. D., & Pera, M. S. (2021). "Baby Shark to Barracuda: Analyzing Children’s Music Listening Behavior " Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. http://ashleemilton.github.io/files/babysharkRecSys2021.pdf
Music is an important part of childhood development, with online music listening platforms being a significant channel by which children consume music. Children’s offline music listening behavior has been heavily researched, yet relatively few studies explore how their behavior manifests online. In this paper, we use data from LastFM 1 Billion and the Spotify API to explore online music listening behavior of children, ages 6–17, using education levels as lenses for our analysis. Understanding the music listening behavior of children can be used to inform the future design of recommender systems.